Monday, September 30, 2013

Kilnforming Glass Coasters, Sept 25, 2013

My friend and I took kilnforming glass coaster class at Bullseye Resource Center in Portland.
We made 4x4 inches (four coasters) each. The technique was using pre-exposed screens and powdered glasses in range of colors.
I picked my base colors white for all 4 coasters. Then I picked the screen pattern shaped like cherry blossom branch and used different color powder glass for each coasters : Dark blue, light blue, green and red.

Here is before picture:
4 cherry blossom branch coasters, Sept25,13
The template that I used
Finished Coasters, Sept 30,2 013

Penguins practices, Sept29,13

I wanted to practice making more penguins so I spent my rainy day yesterday: 6 of them plus 1 more lady bug with brighter red (the bottom one).

Some of the penguins turned out cute, some were bleh...

7 penguins, Sept29,13

Lady bugs, Sept29,13

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Dolphin Stained Glass

I made this dolphin stained glass for my close friend Alexa, who loves dolphin. Or maybe it was her daughter who loves dolphin. Either way, I thought it would be a nice addition to her house.
I made this project earlier with the rabbit stained glass, but last night, I decided to finish it together with the rabbit. This is posted on September 28, 2013, although I finish this on August 16, 2013 (because I know she reads this blog so I post this later).

Happy Birthday, Alexa!!!!

Alexa's Dolphin Stained Glass, August 15, 2013

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Glass Blowing Pumpkins, Sept 21, 2013

I went to Live Laugh Love Glass, my favorite glass studio to take Pumpkin Palooza class last Thursday, Sept 19, 2013. I had a great time as always, making 2 bigger pumpkins and 1 smaller one, to welcome the beginning of Autumn.

I picked them up today and here they are... my pumpkin glass fest!!

Glassblowing Pumpkins, Sept 21, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

4 Flower Beads made this week, Sep13,13

I had so much fun making the flower beads last week so I decided to make some more in different colors.
I'm not sure what rod color I used for the greenish/brownish flower but it turned out to be cute.
Can't wait to make so many other colors of flowers.

4 flower beads, Sept13,13

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Beads I made yesterday, Sep7,13

I decided to make a couple of flower beads yesterday. I haven't done any torching for the last few weeks because of big stained glass project. Now that that's done (I'll post it on December before I will go on vacation to Indonesia), I was able to relax and practice torching beads again. Yeay!!

I made 2 of flower beads, a snowman with pink scarf (ofcourse.. I love pink), and a tiny lentil bead with flower pattern bead press.

So, here are the beads I made yesterday.

2 flower beads, pink scarf snowman and flower bead-press bead, Sept7,13

Sunday, September 1, 2013

White kitty Stained Glass Suncatcher, July 25, 2013

I made this special white kitty stained glass suncatcher for my friend, who will have her birthday in early September. I know it's way too early to make this, but I saw this little kitty pattern and got too excited, so I started and finished early. Now that it's done, I can relax a bit.

My friend has a white cat at her home so I chose white as the cat's color. And she loves orange color, so the ribbon has some orange in it.
I hope she likes the gift I made for her.

Happy Birthday, Atsuko..

White cat stained Glass Suncatcher, Jul25,13
Atsuko with the white cat, Sep1,13